Hu says to serve the people, pledges clean governance
Updated: 2008-03-18 10:09
BEIJING -- Chinese President Hu Jintao pledged on Tuesday clean governance and appropriate use of power to serve the people wholeheartedly.
"I will serve the people and exert myself to work for the country... be a good public servant and sincerely seek benefits for the people," Hu said at the closing meeting of the First Session of the 11th National People's Congress.
He expressed thanks for the NPC deputies and the entire nation for their trust, saying he would lead the country to advance democracy and the rule of law, put people first and work in a practical manner. "I will exert my utmost not to let you down."
Hu, born in 1942, was reelected Chinese president on Saturday. His first term started in March 2003.